San Francisco-area church meets successfully

By Pastor Alan Cross
First-person account

It is legal to meet for worship in California. But, to do so, churches must follow the regulations put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus, which involves meeting outside with masks and with distancing.

How a church does that is up to them, but it is possible, as we have discovered.

During a recent Wednesday evening youth group meeting, the police showed up in response to a complaint from a neighbor who thought we were violating a regulation on church gatherings.

The officer arrived to see our youth group meeting safely outside, socially distanced and wearing masks. He commended the group and its leaders and told them to proceed. It was a non-incident.